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Rabbi Lior ‘Saddened’ by Rav Ovadia’s Attack on Jewish Home

On Saturday night, Rav Ovadia attacked the Jewish Home party saying it was not the home of Jews but of goyim.

Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.

Rav Ovadia Yosef passed away at the age of 93 early Monday afternoon.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Senior rabbis of Religious Zionism, led by Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Haim Druckman and Rabbi Chaim Steiner, on Monday signed a statement in which they respond to the hostile criticism made by Rav Ovadia Yosef, the most respected posek (rabbinic jurists) of our time and the spiritual leader of the Shas party, Srugim reported.

On Saturday night, Rav Ovadia attacked the Jewish Home party saying it was not the home of Jews but of goyim, and that religious Jews must not vote for this party.

The attack by Rav Ovadia followed a Srugim expose which stirred political and religious circles with the revelation that Ayelet Shaked, number 5 on the Jewish Home list, supports civil marriages for Jews who are unweddable according to the standards of Israel’s chief rabbinate.

In their Communiqué, the Religious Zionist rabbis avoid direct criticism of Rav Ovadia Yosef, stating only that they heard “regretfully the comments made in error about a large community of Israeli supporters of Jewish Home.”

The Rabbis noted that the supporters of the Jewish Home are “loyal to the Torah and the commandments and many have martyred themselves for the sake of Torah and for settling the Land of Israel.”

The rabbis further write that they “recognize and appreciate Jewish scholars who support Jewish Home.” They also state that Jewish Home has carved on its banner its dedication on behalf of the Torah of Israel in all areas of public life.

In addition to Rabbis Lior, Druckman and Steiner, the document was also signed by Rabbi Isser Klonsky, Rabbi Gideon Perl, Rabbi David Chai HaCohen, Rabbi Eliakim Levanon, Rabbi Michael Hershkowitz and Rabbi Shimon Cohen.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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4 Responses to “Rabbi Lior ‘Saddened’ by Rav Ovadia’s Attack on Jewish Home”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    The irony is that Shas is openly opposing the halachic position on conversion that has been publicly stated by R'Yosef!

  2. Liad Bar-el says:

    Charlie, are you still making unfounded statements against others who know more than you? Dr. Francisco Gil-White and I are waiting for your refutations about his documented research of the anti-Semitic government officials of whom you support.

  3. I am currently reading a book about the hashmonaim brothers and there short lived decendents. The infighting was so bad amongst the various jewish groups that was so easy for the Romans to take over. I have a great love for rav Ovadia but the infighting must stop as we are doing to much dammage and the results could be devastating.

  4. Mildred Bilt says:

    Joe: the results ARE devastating. And not just in the Israeli infighting. By now gentiles know that your rav said 'goyem' were created to serve Jews and his position is to be an "effendi" and have the "goyem" serve him (2010 speech). This is just an example of his vitriol that has found its way into the international press. I think you realize that many people think he represents the Israeli public.

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